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they want to finish for practical reasons for the neighbors as well as symbolic ones. >> it's so fitting that we come together today. >> reporter: at a place where the ground was already so violently broken, the shovels in the ground this time symbolized a restoration. >> yeah! >> we are going to close this up for good. never be seen again. >> reporter: the san bruno mayor joined dozens of neighbors for a return to the pipeline explosion's ground zero to fill in the crater and maybe close the neighborhood's emotional wounds. >> it means a great deal to me. it's a symbolic change. >> concrete came through the ceiling missed me by four >> reporter: linda carney is wearing the shoes she escaped in when she ran like mad after pg&e's gas main killed eight of her neighbors and destroyed dozens of homes. >> to me i hope it means they are going to rebuild the neighborhood.
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>> reporter: later in the day, work crews began filling the crater in with tons of gravel. the hole was left open for more than a year to allow pg&e investigators and insurance companies full access. the 30" pipeline has now been decommissioned and a new road and sidewalk will be rebuilt. in the meantime, mayor ruane vowed to keep pushing for stricter standards for gas companies and new laws to protect people because he says there are holes yet to be filled. >> i'm talking about the legislative holes that in fact have to be filled to make this really worthwhile. there's too many holes opened up now in the federal government and the state of california that in fact according to the ntsb allowed this to happen. . >> reporter: this work will take two to three weeks to complete the street and sidewalk but the way they are working now into the evening hours it might be sooner. the neighbors would welcome that as well because ken, as
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you can see, this road is still closed. only the people who live here can get through and it's been a roadblock for over a year now. >> that goes right through the middle of the neighborhood and they have had to go around for a year now. so yeah, it will be a welcome return. >> reporter: yes to. get gas to get to their grocery store at the top of the hill. it's been inconvenient on top of everything else they have gone through. >> thank you, len ramirez in san bruno. pg&e crews are working round the clock fix the leaking pipe in novato. this one on satisfies loan yeah drive we told but last night. crews doing spot checks. the company described the leaks as small and not dangerous. an 11 pernell whitaker is dead in the airshow crash outside of reno. a 50-year-old father of two from texas was sitting in the vip section with his friend when the fighter plane crashed
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near the grandstand. his remains were identified through dna testing. officials have been testing body parts found in the gruesome crash site aftermath since friday. more than 70 people were treated for injuries and 15 remain hospitalized. a story of a woman who traveled hundreds of miles to search for a missing hayward nursing student. there was a personal reason she was among the volunteers. she found the remains in a wooded area near sunol. juliette goodrich is in hayward with more on the emotional search for michelle le. >> reporter: it is quite an emotional search. this mother and volunteer knows firsthand what the les have endured. her daughter was murdered in southern california making headlines. her body was found a year later. so this mother formed a team, came up here with her dog and helped find the remains. michelle le's remains found saturday by carrie mcgonigle, a
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mother whose daughter was murdered two years ago in escondido. with her search dog, she named after her daughter, amber. she told cbs 5 she wants to give the le family time to grieve before she talks publicly on camera. dental records confirmed the remains were those of michelle le. how she died is not known. forensic tests are ongoing. >> they will be going over whatever was recovered there where michelle was recovered trying to determine cause of death. >> reporter: michelle le's remains were found in a remote area of the sunol canyon where gps tracking showed cell phones of both le and her suspected killer giselle esteban.
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a total of 15 searches were conducted by investigators and the le family, a family determined to never give up until they found michelle. >> their perseverance in continuing their efforts to do searches and through those efforts she was found. >> reporter: giselle esteban is seven months pregnant. she is charged with le's murder. she appeared in court yesterday but didn't enter a plea. investigators say as for a motive for murder and how le died, it may only be known by esteban right now. the le family is now in the process of planning a memorial. they weren't going to start to even plan or think about a memorial until they had michelle home and now they do. carrie is down in escondido. she is going to talk to the news media tomorrow along with her dog and talk about just how
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this rescue was done. >> and the strength it must have taken for her to even start this passage in her life where she could do these search and rescues. >> reporter: she organized this whole volunteer crew. she has been doing this since the day her daughter's body was recovered. >> amazing. all right. juliette goodrich, thank you. the stage is set for a dramatic moment in the slipped slipped investigation. the top two executives of the bankrupt company will plead the fifth. both are scheduled to appear before/house committee on friday -- before a house committee on friday to talk about the company's shutdown. the federal government invested more than a half billion dollars into solyndra. the state of california also helped the company out. there will be hearings about a $3 4.5 million tax break that the company received last november. and republican darrell issa plans to investigate government loan programs that benefit other private companies. a bay area school district
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says it's a bright idea that will pump millions of dollars back into the classrooms. a massive solar energy project in contra costa county. but as ann notarangelo reports, some parents say the numbers just don't add up. ann. >> reporter: nearly every school in the mount diablo unified school district will get solar panels. the district says it's the largest solar panel project of its kind in the nation. by the end of the school year, the mount diablo unified school district says it will be able to get 91% of its electricity from solar panels. they are going up at the district headquarters and nearly every school and because of their location provides shade for the vehicles. the school board president says including there, the solar project will cost about $94 million. how much do you think the district is going to save? >> about $225 million over the life of the project. >> it's wrong. they did a math error and it is wrong. >> reporter: linda says the district has overestimated the
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rising cost of electricity and therefore vastly overestimated the savings. she's not alone in her criticism of the plan although she isn't against solar energy. >> they are telling the community that all this money is going to come from the general fund and it's not true. >> reporter: both sides dispute each other's numbers. she also fears voters will reject future district ballot measures feeling they were misled by measure c. she believes voters thought they were approving money for a leaking roof in the science lab. where do you think they have been disingenuous with the voters? >> if you look at the brochures that went out to all the voters, not one of the brochures methods solar projects -- mention solar projects. >> reporter: but eberhart says it was in the media and school board meetings. >> this is an open up front process we have gone through. it is defensible in -- when you look at it in any way. >> reporter: eberhart adds, money from rebates and energy savings will add up to $30
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million for the district's general fund in the next five years. again, an issue for critics who argue the rebates should pay off the solar costs and not end up in the general fund. >> conservatively, the number we are going to save is $225 million over 30 years. it's a fact. i mean, anybody who disputes that need to come up with a number and show us where they are getting the references. >> reporter: while this project may have had some controversy, solar panel projects are gaining in popularity throughout the bay area. in fact, there are a number of schools that either already have the panels in place or they are about to start these projects. all you have to do is look across the street. that's diablo valley college. ken, they have had those solar panels already in place for a few years. >> we'll see who's right in -- well, 20 years? we can add up the numbers. >> reporter: might take 20 years. >> ann notarangelo, thank you. protesting the sweet life. why some san jose state students are angry they are being forced to live in hotels. nasa, we have a problem...
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the mission outer space that could blind astronauts. millions of americans have tatoos. but many, like this bay area musician, want to erase them. the new procedure that's a booming business. >> takes maybe 10 seconds to zap something that takes 10 hours. >> coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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that's why i'm carpet for life. but look, if things get out of hand, and the place starts smelling like wet gym sock, there's no shame in calling a professional. i respect you for trying. ♪call 1-800-steemer. being put up in a hotel, with room service.. a pool. but some bay area students say, they're getting shortchanged on to some people it probably sounds luxurious being put up in a hotel with swimming pools and room service. some bay area students say they are shortchanged on the whole college experience. christin ayers is in san jose with how the students made their frustrations known. >> reporter: with a protest today, ken, grand being in those rooms today, i have to tell you they were cramped.
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they didn't have closets. they have a light rail that goes back and forth to campus only until midnight. students tell me they are paying good money to live in dorms, not hotel rooms. the sign says the sweet life but for san jose state sophomore francisco llama, life is a couple noodles. >> we can't have a stove. we can't cook. the microwave, that's the only thing to do. we want to get out of here. >> reporter: here is the clarion hotel three miles north of campus close to 100 san jose state students were displaced and sent here when the university accepted its largest freshman class in 10 years and required most of them to live on campus. >> we're doing everything we can to move those students back on campus as space is made available. >> reporter: but right now, there is no space on campus. just these cramped quarters, no closet, no meal plan, and a
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leaky air-conditioner. >> i blame the school for accepting more students than they could handle. >> where's the housing! >> reporter: students like this junior aren't taking it lying down. [ yelling ] >> reporter: he says he slipped through the cracks denied an on campus dorm room and says never offered a space in the hotel. he is living with friends now. >> i sleep on a couch that probably if a person was to lay on it would be four feet but i'm 6'2". >> that is by choice. every student who met our june 1 deadline for housing was offered a space either on campus or at the hotel. >> reporter: either way, school officials say there are no plans to build additional housing or drop the requirement that many freshmen live on campus. [ yelling ] >> reporter: protests or not. bottom line is there's no telling how long students will remain in the hotel. some have already been moved back due to attrition. others could expect to stay there for the remainedder of the semester or this school year. live in san jose, christin
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ayers, cbs 5. nasa is working on a high- flying mission to mars but there is just one problem. astronauts may not be able to see once get there. the space agency just unveiled the design for the new monster rocket capable of sending people to mars but according to the chicago tribune, some astronauts who spend months on the international space station have been reporting blurred vision. now, their sight usually returns to normal once they are home. but a three-year mission to the red planet could be a different story entirely. nasa has teams of researchers studying this issue. pretty warm around the bay area today. that hot weather causing some concerns about fire danger. alum rock park in east san jose was closed today because of extreme fire danger. we have high temperatures and very low humidity. that's a bad recipe. and if the weather stays the same, that park may be closed again tomorrow. let's check in with roberta and get the numbers and see
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where we're headed. >> we actually made it all the way up to 101 today in livermore so it was hotter today than yesterday. and it felt like it, as well. in fact, let's go ahead and take a look at some of the temperatures in and around our microclimate at this time. it is 78 in oakland at this hour. we are still in the mid- and high 90s east of the bay. san jose is sitting at 85 degrees while it's in the mid- 70s in san francisco. the skies are clear. this after a day in which we all were the recipients of an offshore flow. looked like high temperatures today up to 94 degrees in san jose when the average high is 83. santa clara mid-90s. santa clara valley all mid- and high 90s. antioch triple digits as was livermore, pleasanton and walnut creek, concord around 96. central bay 80s and low 90s in hayward. and meanwhile, it looks like these temperatures are gradually going to come down along the coast and the bay. but inland remaining hot. okay, three things you have to know.
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the coast is clear tonight. hip hip hooray, summer's last hurrah. and it will pan out to be seasonal by the weekend even though tom officially arrives -- even though autumn arrives friday. pollution tomorrow east of the bay. temperatures looking like this. 60s at the coast, 90s morgan hill 86 san jose. hottest location, 98 antioch, brentwood, around the tri- valley. pleasanton 98, as well. northwest winds 5 to 15 miles per hour. and north of the golden gate bridge from the 60s through the 70s into the 80s. the full seven-day forecast, dana and ken, still coming up. >> thank you. kind of like how we used to put stickers on our luggage where we've been and to me that's what it is. >> yeah, they used to be forever. not i know more. the new -- not anymore. the new way to erase your tatoos, that's in two minutes. closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original.
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americans with a tattoo. maybe it's an impulse or dare but 30 minutes and a few hundred dollars later and you're one of 40 million americans with a tattoo. only, what happens if you change your mind? >> as elizabeth cook shows us, doctors can finally erase almost as many colors as you
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ever thought about putting on. reporter: the art has been around forever. and with tatoos, forever is the point. >> kind of like how we used to put stickers on our luggage where we have been and to me that's what it is. >> reporter: but some ideas this seem timeless change with the years. >> it's not unusual to see couples who come in to have their prior partners have their names removed from their bodies. >> we use sterilized tubes. >> i woke up in the morning and i was in the wrong body. >> reporter: with needles that pulse 100 times a second, a full palette of colors, it took generation for artists to get this skilled at putting ink on but technology is catching up when it comes to taking ink off. >> in the past lasers were limited in the colors they are able to treat. >> reporter: the tattoo business boomed in the '90s with one-third of americans
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ages 18 to 30 getting inked. now the removal business is booming. dermatologists say they see handfuls of patients every day with increasingly sophisticated lasers that can treat a rainbow of colors. >> so we're able to treat not just blue and black tatoos, but also the more difficult ones such as red and the most difficult ones which are light green and maybe yellow. >> reporter: eric victorino sings in a band. >> i really like them but i don't have any good ones. >> reporter: this is how it's coming off. >> adjust the laser and you can see right here the pigmentation, the tattoo pigmentation absorbing the light energy and it's cause laying frosting of the especially determine must -- and it's causing a little frosting of the epidermus. let's treat the orange and the
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red. it's breaking up the color and now making those smaller pieces digestible by your body's immunee cells. it's $100 an inch. >> you can hardly see it left. >> it's the difference between being dude and sir. >> reporter: so around the bay area, tatoos come off as the ink goes on with a slightly different notion of forever. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. the u.s. military does something it has never done before. what today means for a bay area marine kicked out under "don't ask, don't tell." very happy because i'm holding my baby. >> a plane lands at sfo with one extra passenger aboard.
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a surprise delivery 35,000 feet. and a bay area toddler who couldn't walk after a thief stole her special walker. the local hero who came to her rescue. ,,
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right now: a five-year-old ot when someone opened
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and we are following breaking news in san francisco. a 5-year-old girl shot when someone opened fire on a market in hunters point. elizabeth cook with what we've learned. >> reporter: dana, yeah, that toddler was just walking with her father here on third and palou in the bayview neighborhood when she was shot in the leg by a stray bullet. now, police say she is expected to survive. she was taken to san francisco general hospital. this all happened about 4:30 this afternoon. right now, as you can see, police are still investigating the scene. they have no suspects and are not sure if this shooting was gang-related. as you can see, a lot of people milling around wondering what happened. there's a nail salon next door and a market of course is all blocked off with yellow tape. once again, a 5-year-old girl shot in the leg while she was walking on this street near third and palou in the bayview neighborhood with her father earlier this afternoon about 4:30. she is expected to survive. and, of course, if anyone out there has any information or saw the shooting happen, to
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please contact the san francisco police. dana? >> thank you, elizabeth cook in the bayview-hunters point. thank you. an 18-year-old policy that prevented gays from enlisting in the military has finally come to an end. "don't ask, don't tell" is no more. and it's a historic milestone that thousands took a moment to celebrate today. as mike sugerman explains for some, this means another chance at a career. >> reporter: kenny, they call it the end of "don't ask, don't tell." you what it really means is it's the end of discrimination of gays and lesbians in the military. some suffered humiliation before the law changed but they want to go back. now they can. the year was 2005. this is the way 18-year-old joseph rocha was spending his time with the marines in the mideast war zone. >> my job it was go up to things and to make sure that they weren't going to explode to keep our servicemembers and the mission and all of our installations safe. >> reporter: this is the way some of the people he was protecting treated him.
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>> i was forced to simulate gay sex on camera with military working dogs around. >> reporter: that he says wasn't the worst of the hazing. later, no one asked but told. he was gay. and kicked out of the military. >> good-bye, don't ask, don't tell! >> reporter: the end of an era celebrated today in san francisco. among those front and center, former petty officer joseph rocha, who plans to reenlist, marine officers school. >> i knew as a very young man that that's how i wanted to dedicate life and i now have the opportunity to do just that in an honorable way with integrity. >> wow. >> reporter: it is an especially important day for commander zoe dunning. >> wow. [ applause ] >> reporter: who can hardly hold back the tears. 18 years after she was among the first to challenge her discharge successfully under "don't ask, don't tell." >> i no longer have to be a spokesperson for those who are serving. they can speak out for themselves on behalf of themselves. they can tell their personal
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stories. >> yeah! >> reporter: there are about 13,000 such stories. the number of gays and lesbians outed from the military after they outed themselves. >> and i think when you look at the wrunger generation -- younger generation now who have grown up with it, they are going to go on and say what was the big discussion? >> some of them might be under the command of joseph rocha who left the rally for an eye exam, part of his application to rejoin the military. today is the day he wanted to see for a long time. ironically the military helped establish san francisco as a gay mecca. during world war ii when homosexuals were dishonorably discharged they were sent to san francisco and 9,000 moved here and that was the start and kenny i heard on the radio today, well, we finally have the san francisco military dericively. it's full single. >> i think homosexuality is probably more prevalent in the military than anyone will know. >> if it's like anywhere in society, it's 10% and that's probably no different in the
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military. >> thank you. well, at the stroke of midnight, one navy lieutenant celebrated the end of "don't ask, don't tell" by tying the knot with his long-time partner. they flew from arizona to vermont for the ceremony. since vermont is in the eastern time zone and is one of six states that allows same-sex couples to legally marry. >> it's an undescribable feeling when you think finally we can be just like everybody else. >> we didn't come here at the stroke of midnight to be the first or to make news. we came here because we wanted to get married for years. and we didn't want to wait a moment longer than we had to. >> the wedding took place at a moose lodge that was the site of vermont's first gay wedding back in 2009. meantime the millstry preparing for the first major -- military is preparing for the first major withdrawal of troops from iraq this year. admiral mike mullen chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said the total will fall to 30,000 in the next 10 days, a
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reduction of about 15,000. alles service members are suppose -- all u.s. servicemembers are supposed to be out of iraq by the end of the year. talks are under way with iraq to leave at least a few thousand in place to train the iraqi forces. president obama is planning another bay area visit. the white house released details on a weekend trip that includes a couple of fundraisers. he will also participate in a town hall meeting on the economy that will be hosted by the networks site linkedin. the world's largest retailer is again under fire for the way it is handling some returns. on the consumerwatch, julie watts with concerns that wal- mart is still shortchanging some customers. >> reporter: now, it all has to do with gift receipts and whether you get the actual price paid for an item with or without a gift receipt. some wal-mart were routinely refunning the lower sale price instead of the actual price
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with gifts receipts. the store promised to recommendy the situation by sending a memo reminding clerks that customers should get the actual price paid. not everyone got it. some stores are still refunding the sale price. and that has lawmakers like senate majority leader allen corbett threatening to step in. >> i'm going to look into it. consumers shouldn't be ripped off like that. >> reporter: senator corbett is considering whether legislation is needed to require stores to give the actual amount when receipts are presented. wal-mart says it's just employee error. if you think airline baggage fees are high now, be sure not to overpack for your next international flight. it could cost a whopping $450 if your bag weighs more than 70 pounds. american airlines leads the
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pack with the highest heavy bag fee on asian flights. continental and united airlines charge up to $400 depending on the destination. according to the airlines, the fees help keep your airfare low. in response to complaints, airlines are required to disclose these fees prominently on their website so it does pay to check the website before you way in ticket. and remember, if you have a consumer problem, give us a call 1-888-5-helps-u. >> thank you. a flight sfo landed with something extra on board: an additional passenger. >> yeah. a woman went into labor at 35,000 feet. general mistrot on why -- jen mistrot on why she picked the right flight to give birth. >> reporter: aida arrived at san francisco international airport with something extra in her arms a newborn baby boy. >> very happy. >> reporter: a spokesman for sfo tells cbs 5 that aida went into labor on the philippine airlines flight she was
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traveling on. the plane was about four hours out from landing in san francisco. when the plane touched down, its new passenger and his mom were taken by ambulance to mills peninsula medical center. >> i never heard this happening before. yes, it was lots of excitement and think we heard the people from the airport saying this hadn't happened in anyone's memory. the woman at the birth center can't recall this happening in 35 years. >> reporter: three nurses who happened to be on board the flight and some of the flight crew helped bring baby kevin into the friendly skies. >> this is a gift from mills peninsula. >> reporter: she says she remembers a big cheer from the passengers when her new baby boy let loose with his first cry. >> yeah, i guess, because i heard them. but my eyes couldn't look up. i feel pain and i'm holding my baby. >> reporter: kevin mar francis and his family are moving to
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boston to be with relatives. his middle name, francis, is a tribute to his possible new hometown, as of this moment there is no place of birth officially listed on kevin's birth certificate. >> so we are really excited we have a world citizen somebody born in the air. >> reporter: she said she had clearance from her doctor for take-off and her official due date is still a week away. so this little guy may be the only early arrival sfo will see anytime soon. in burlingame, jennifer mistrot, cbs 5. it was a crime that had many people shaking their heads. who would steal a walker from a special needs toddler? the good samaritan who stepped in and wait until you see the look on the little girl's face when she sees her new one. [ beep ] [ man ] you have one new message. [ mom ] hi scooter. this is mommy. progresso chicken noodle you made is so good. the vegetables are cut nice and thick... you were always good at cutting your vegetables. and it's got tender white-meat chicken...
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the way i always made it for you. oh, one more thing honey... those pj's you like, the ones with the feet, i bought you five new pairs. love you. did you see the hockey game last night?
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good cause. they ran from pleasa students in the east bay are pounding the pavement for a good cause.
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they ran from pleasanton to san leandro high school today 18 miles. they are raising money to help the family of a good samaritan who was shot and killed in oakland. paris powell bet northern as brother john, murdered while handing out food to the homeless. so far, students have raised $6,000 and they will be recognized by the oakland as at tonight's game. a little alameda girl is back in a special walker thanks to viewers from cbs 5 news. patrick sedillo has a story tonight with a happy ending. cambria needs it now. development amelie there is a window period where you can attain these skills. it slowly disappears. >> thought we could help and make it nice.
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>> reporter: so owners of bart manufacturing saw the story on tv and wanted to help by building cambria a new walker. >> and it was a little more intricate than we anticipated, so we called the manufacturer. decided it would be better just for us to purchase it. >> reporter: so today, a special delivery. the gift of kindness from a complete stranger repaid with a tiny handshake. >> it's just wonderful to have her back in this walker and to see her kind of gurgling and looking up at the sky. >> i think there's a definite satisfaction giving somebody that, you know, something like this that's really specialized and a real need. we feel very fortunate that we could do that for her. >> reporter: turning the baby steps most of us take for granted into giant leaps for one little girl. >> yeah! that's a good step. >> reporter: reporting from
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alameda, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> couple of special guys. >> i love that they tried to build it -- >> i'm glad we followed up on that story and i'm glad as usual viewers came through and did the right thing. >> bless them. >> all right. california grape growers get the squeeze. why the sour forecast could mean some better bargains for wine drinkers. high temperatures today soared into the triple digits and now we are still in the mid- 90s away from the bay. but the fog is on approach. the areas that will be affected as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. i'm dennis o'donnell. remember the giants fan who went missing? well, he has been found. and you will not believe where. the whereabouts of billy chamberlin is coming up. ,,
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just is way behind. >> reporter: grape growing not so hot. the late rainy season that dripped into june mixed with late frost and a pretty cool summer will affect the wine industry for years to come. that sour forecast according to a recent u.c.-davis survey. >> very high in acid. if you put this in your mouth... >> reporter: he shows us shriveled showings on the vine. >> it used to be hot and now we have significant marine layer. >> reporter: there's so much inventory from last year they are skipping it, they are not buying the few available grapes. >> there are going to be some brands that go that unfortunately go south on us. there's a lot of competition in the industry right now. >> reporter: a tough economy, some pretty harsh weather, some might say it's been a bitter year for the wine industry. the local wineries turning to some unique varieties to keep business sweet. mark west gets his grapes from
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his own farm. this puts him barrels ahead of local wineries struggling with the poor harvest. mark has the juice but can he sell it? >> people still like to drink even in a bad economy. >> reporter: more people he says will come to the winery in davis for a glass, not bottles. they also hunt for deals through a wine club or toast with this cheaper environmentally-friendly friendly pour. >> these hold a full bottle. >> reporter: same taste, lower cost, now that's all the buzz. the ones who make it are the wineries willing to drop their prices. >> nothing better than a $10 bottle of wine on the table every night. >> reporter: the ray of sunshine in the survey shows wine lovers especially 20- somethings haven't stopped drinking. >> we have been drinking wine for thousands of years. why as to the now. >> reporter: we can't predict the weather but one thing is certain people's thirst for a good glass continues to grow. people whining about wine. nobody wining about weather.
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>> i was in the livermore wine valley today i was swimming in lake del valle. i have been dying to tell you that i saw somebody catch an 18" catfish 10 pounder. awesome good eating, right? >> cajun catfish! love it! 69 degrees the water temperature there. 101 degrees in livermore today. look at some of the current conditions in the upper 50s at the beaches where we have a little whisp of low clouds moving in according to eric simonson who just emailed me from pacifica. mid-70s across the bay right now. it's still 96 degrees towards the delta. this is our live cbs 5 weather camera. we can see that the coast is relatively clear. official sundown is at 7:09. and with it we'll be able to see most of that sunset. currently to the south we have temperatures in the mid-90s as highs today. antioch topped off at 101, same story in livermore and pleasanton. walnut creek in the triple digits. central bay topped off in the 80s and low 90s.
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we are talking about a good 12 degrees above normal for this time of the year. san francisco average high 70. we were 16 degrees above normal. tonight overnight with a little hint of some stratus next to the coast and into the bay, relatively clear starry skies into the 50s and a few low 60s. we see that the low cloud and fog trying to inch its way toward the coast and you have there the stratus off pacifica right now. three things you need to know about. tonight a little hint of some fog and low clouds, otherwise that is going to result in some cooler temperatures tomorrow across the bay and also into our coastal areas. but it will pan out to be seasonal by the weekend. oh, tomorrow, the third consecutive day of "spare the air" unhealthy levels of ozone east of the bay. tomorrow's numbers averaging above normal. 95 morgan hill, 80 santa clara, warmer in san jose. 90s common from walnut creek through the tri-valley.
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98 degrees in brentwood. that's the outside number. north bay numbers will span from 62 in bodega bay to 88 degrees in petaluma. the wind will be relatively dry out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. the extended forecast calls for gradual cooling on thursday into friday. the first day of autumn is friday. and then it looks like temperatures seasonal by saturday. oh, mary from napa, thank you for sharing with us. your temperatures today, she snapped this photo. we invite you to do the same and send it to us at breaking news at as headquarters. it doesn't involve brad pitt, unfortunately. and he is the oldest freshman in america. but will this stanford man ever catch a pass? we're up next.
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,, melvin to try and upstage "moneyball." a's fan better like "melvin ball" because it's a little more baseball to talk about. >> this is good news for as fans. think he was a good addition after the departure of the previous manager and as fans will like it i think. but leave it to bob melvin to upstage "moneyball" and fans better like melvinball because it's going to be around for a few years. the "associated press" reports that the manager and the team have reached an agreement on a
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three-year contract. melvin took over for fired bob geren. the as are 42-48 under melvinball. the last time billy chamberlain was seen or heard from was august 17. police issued a missing persons bulletin for the 43-year-old disabled giants fan on september 7. even giants players were concerned because billy was famous for greeting coaches and players as a arrived at the ballpark. we have good news. billy, who is homeless, has been found and you will never guess where. at the main entrance to dodger stadium this afternoon. turns out is he there to see the giants play the dodgers tonight. he said he had no idea that people were looking for him. billy with watch tim lincecum face clayton kershaw as the giants cling to slim play-off hopes. they are keeping an eye on the scoreboard. chewbaka in miami, wild card leading braves, jump on marlins starter sanchez. alex gonzalez with a solo home run at the second inning so atlanta scores three times in
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the inning leading 4-0 in the 8th. why is this important? because if this stands, the giants are going to drop farther back in the wild card. this is really their best shot to get to the play-offs. so they need help and they need help from the braves, cardinals and, of course, the division- leading arizona diamondbacks. andrew luck gets most of the headlines for stanford's came into national prominence -- climb into national prominence. but he is the oldest freshman in the country hoping to catch just one pass from the famed quarterback. >> being a 26-year-old freshman i would make fun of myself, too. >> reporter: jordan pratt doesn't mind the ribbing he gets from stanford's seniors who are four years his junior. >> you go from everybody calling me grandpa to seeing somebody who really is. so i don't feel bad. >> reporter: pratt was a two- sports star in high school but turned down a scholarship offer from washington state and chose instead to pitch in the dodgers organization which gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. >> they have a thing called the college scholarship program. so most guys who come out of
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high school are set up with some kind of bonus on the side to pay for school when they're done as long as they tuesday within two years and it was something i was going to use it when i was done. they said that's no problem because most guys doesn't use it. >> reporter: that began eight years in life of minor league baseball. >> it was like the movie bull durham, maybe not as many women. you have a lot of time to think, am i doing the right thin here? 7 hours into a bus ride at 3age i must love this game to be putting myself through this for eight years. >> reporter: that amounted to one appearance for the dodgers aaa affiliate. he was released last season and immediately focused on his other passions, school and marrying his long-time girlfriend amy. >> she likes baseball now but at the time she was like, no big deal. who plays baseball? you don't go to school, you don't have a job. >> reporter: pratt begins class soon in environmental science. he welcomes the challenges that
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come with balancing schools, married life and football. >> football instincts are coming back slowly kind of day by day. but they do and i see the light at the end of the tunnel and feel good about what i'm doing out here and really enjoying it so far. >> he is like making some plays on some guys and you're like, wow, this guy really can go. wonder what would have happened if he stuck with football. >> you can bet when the ball comes towards jordan pratt he will be read did you but the same cannot be said for the sports intern at the new york giants game last night. during last night's game, the linebacker scooped up the football, took it back for the touchdown. big play in the game. fired up. first-ever touchdown. so look at the celebration. >> oh!! >> he threw the football and hit the poor intern in the face. young bryan brown said he's fine. and after the game, his phone was blowing one text and phone calls. he is okay. poor guy. how to combat fan violence?
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the turkish soccer league banned all men and only allowed women and children for free. they handed out 41,000 tickets in istanbul. one player said it was such a fun and pleasant atmosphere. which may be is what the 49ers should do for the battle of the bay. men stay at home. women and children only. >> caption colorado, llc ne s at 10 on the cw: ch dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know. but now? now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
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